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Showroom News Roundup

• Drew NY Showroom is now representing Nurtured by Nature, a New Zealand-based baby brand that offers a 100-percent merino wool layette line and has introduced an organic layette collection. Drew NY has also picked up representation of Mila and Bela, a children’s brand from New York offering styles based on classic European designs. Drew […]

• Drew NY Showroom is now representing Nurtured by Nature, a New Zealand-based baby brand that offers a 100-percent merino wool layette line and has introduced an organic layette collection. Drew NY has also picked up representation of Mila and Bela, a children’s brand from New York offering styles based on classic European designs. Drew NY is located at 411 5th Ave. and will be showing at the upcoming ENK Children’s Club show. For an appointment, call (718) 232-0012.

• In addition to Drew NY Showroom, the toddler brand Le Petit Pumm! is now wholesaling through The Closet in the Dallas Market Center and Julie Smith Kids at the California Market Center in Los Angeles. The line offers apparel in sizes 6 months through 6 years. Contact The Closet at (214) 634-2402; Julie Smith Kids at (213) 622-4643.

• Babe Ease, a Pelham, N.H.-based company known for its Original Clean Shopper shopping cart cover and other baby accessories, is now being represented by Blue Birch Showroom. The Billerica, Mass., showroom will represent the brand throughout the New England region. Blue Birch Showroom is located in the Northeast Market Center at 1000 Technology Park Drive, Room 402; call (800) 777-5743 or see www.bluebirch.com. Visit Babe Ease at www.cleanshopper.com.


March 2009 Earnshaws

In This Issue:
Global influences drive European fashion for fall
Manufacturers build in special features to boost sell through
Russian themes color specialty fashion this season
Plus: Little Steps Fall ’09—fall shoe trends, emerging categories and a Q&A with BBC’s Bob Campbell

Coming Next Month:
Eco battles the economy—which categories will fare best
Earnshaw’s investigates the T-shirt market
Lifestyle brands rule the fashion pages
Plus: The best new baby shower gifts under $50

C.A.R.A

Retail Math Seminar
Join C.A.R.A. for its second retail math seminar, held at ENK’s Children’s Club show in the Jacob Javits Center in New York on March 9. The seminar is designed to help retailers develop buying plans, calculate open-to-buy, determine markups and markdowns, and figure out net profit. The panelists will include:

Vincent Quan
In addition to being a professor at New York’s Fashion Institute of Technology, Vincent has conducted similar seminars for clients like Tahari and Vera Wang. His background also includes tenure as vice president of retail and manufacturing planning and inventory control.

Herbert Winkler
Herb is CEO of SCORE in New York, which provides free professional counseling, guidance and information to help America’s small businesses succeed. He also has a combined 35 years in the children’s wear industry, including both retail and wholesale.

Vincent will take the lead on providing the formulas and common sense tools retailers need to run a profitable business, while Herb will address some of the common mistakes retailers make. RSVP at CaraToday.com/events.

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